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February 19, 2021

2,034 new COVID-19 cases, 8 more deaths in Virginia

Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health.
Getting The Vaccine
Under “Phase 1b,” all Virginians 65 and older may register — along with those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health website

On the website, complete the appropriate survey to sign up for the vaccine.

The health department also has a hotline: 877-275-8343.

Fauquier County has a call center to help at 540-422-0111.

The number of people who want the vaccine far outnumbers the supply. It will require patience.

Fauquier Health vaccination information.
The rates of new coronavirus infections and deaths reported in Virginia remain relatively low.

Friday morning COVID-19 update from the Virginia Department of Health:

3,835 total cases in Fauquier since the pandemic began — up 11 from Thursday morning’s report.

Fauquier public schools have 12 active cases among staff members and 13 among students as of Friday morning. The school system had 20 employees and 160 students in quarantine as of Friday, Feb. 12.

559,930 Virginia cases — up 2,304 since Thursday.

The total includes 442,757 confirmed and 117,173 “probable” infections.

7,098 deaths statewide — up 8 from Thursday.

Of the total fatalities, the health department classifies COVID-19 as the confirmed cause in 6,107 and “probable” in 991.

5,703,634 PCR diagnostic tests statewide — up 23,800 since Thursday. Over the past seven days, 8.2 percent of those tests were positive, trending downward.

Statewide hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic totaled 23,369 as of Friday, up 101 since Thursday.

But, the health department notes that its hospitalization figure — based on status at the time each case gets investigated — “underrepresents” the actual total.

Since the pandemic began, 45,524 “confirmed COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized and discharged,” according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.

State hospitals housed 1,671 infected patients Friday — down 157, according to the association.

That puts total Virginia hospitalizations during the pandemic at 47,195.

Hospitalizations peaked at 3,549 patients Wednesday, Jan. 13, according to the association.

• 1,471,242 doses of vaccine administered statewide, including 11,482 to Fauquier residents — up 467 as of Thursday morning.

The state has averaged 35,167 doses administered per day over the last week.

• 393,306 Virginians fully vaccinated, including 2,792 in Fauquier — raising the county total by 250 in a day.

Healthcare providers and laboratories report statistics to the state as of 5 p.m. each day. The health department updates its report the following morning.

One hundred and forty-nine infected Fauquier patients have been hospitalized and 37 have died since the pandemic started.

In the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District, which includes Fauquier:

• 3,998 cases (up 3), 162 hospitalizations and 39 deaths in Culpeper.

• 1,779 infections (unchanged), 71 hospitalizations (up 2) and 19 deaths in Orange.

• 527 infections (unchanged), 21 hospitalizations and 7 deaths in Madison.

• 287 cases (unchanged), 15 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in Rappahannock.

The district has 104 COVID-19 deaths, and 418 infected patients have been hospitalized during the pandemic.

The health department reported 96,944 PCR tests in the district so far — up 374. Over the last seven days, 7.6 percent of tests conducted in the five-county district were positive.

Cases elsewhere in Virginia:

• 64,750 in Fairfax County — up 182 since Thursday.

Prince William County, 38,420 — up 102.

Virginia Beach, 29,552 — up 114.

Chesterfield County, 22,835 — up 127.

Loudoun County, 22,486 — up 81.

Henrico County, 20,736 — up 67.

City of Chesapeake, 17,619 — up 80.

City of Norfolk, 14,394 — up 83.

City of Richmond, 14,297 — up 61.

Arlington County, 12,768 — up 42.

City of Newport News, 10,995 — up 64.

City of Alexandria, 10,113 — up 21.

Stafford County, 9,312 — up 22.

City of Hampton, 8,275 — up 42.

Spotsylvania County, 8,043 — up 32.

Nationwide as of Friday morning:

27,896,955 cases — up 68,805 from Thursday morning.

• 493,120 deaths — up 2,402.

• 336.33 million tests conducted – up 1.35 million.

Curbside Testing

• Where: Piedmont Urgent Care, 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton

• When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

• Process: Patients can remain in their vehicles while healthcare professionals collect samples with swabs.

• Organizers: Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District and local partners, including medical practices, Fauquier Health, the free clinic, PATH Foundation and local government.

• Phone: 540-347-5200

• COVID questions: 540-316-6302 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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